McDonald's Appoints Michelle Borninkhof as its New CIO

By CIOReview | Friday, February 21, 2020

Michelle Borninkhof has recently been appointed as the new CIO of McDonald’s. She is a strategic and top-performing senior information technology executive and a corporate officer who has global experience in software development and implementations primarily. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and a Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. Michelle started her career as an Assistant Store Manager, who managed the operations such as store replenishment, inventory control, pricing, store transitions, and store expenses. Additionally, she also tried her hand at ensuring the implementation of the company programs proficiently and timely, while also maintaining the company’s brand.

Apart from working in the Fast food industry, she has an expert hand in technology operations and multi-country and multi-site technology delivery centers as well. Michelle, in a nutshell, is a leader that brings a diverse business background with expertise in logistics, distribution, retail operations, and portfolio management. Before being appointed as the CIO of McDonald's, she harvested various skills through her IT leadership roles from her previous company, Walmart.

Michelle outshines with her ability to partner with business leaders on strategic initiatives, sponsor complex global IT transformational programs, deliver innovation, and steer organizational change. With the help of her exceptional communication skills, she builds collaborations and creates thriving teams across the business and technologies. Nevertheless, she has always put up a show beyond any doubts when it comes to her leadership aptitude that delivers prosperous results, which also helps in driving simplification initiatives and successfully executing them with operational excellence.

Her expertise lies in strategic and tactical planning/execution, process and change management, quality and productivity improvement, technology delivery and global operations, and retail operation execution. Along with it, she also masters in the portfolio and financial management, logistics, and distribution operations, and talent development and retention as well. She is an expert business partner, change agent, and developer of talent with exceptional abilities to forge strong and trusted relationships across every employee level and lines of business.

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